EPISODE 1 "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"

Set in 1960 New York City, in an unexpected new world - the high-powered and glamorous "Golden Age" of advertising - where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what you expect it to be. The drama unfolds around Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the biggest ad man in the business. As he makes the plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. Guest stars: John Slattery, Rosemarie DeWitt, John Collum, Darren Pettie, Remy Auberjonois Written by: Matthew Weiner Directed by: Alan Taylor

EPISODE 2 "Ladies Room"

Don continues to conceal his increasingly complicated personal life, even in the face of Roger's (John Slattery) invitation to open up. Meanwhile, Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) pines for the absent Pete - still on his honeymoon - while fending off the advances of several of the men of Sterling Cooper. Guest stars: John Slattery, Rosemarie DeWitt, Talia Balsam, Robert Morse, Anne Dudek, Darby Stanchfield, Andy Umberger Written by: Matthew Weiner Directed by: Alan Taylor

EPISODE 3 "Marriage of Figaro"

Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) returns from his honeymoon, excited about his new marriage, but conflicted about his past encounter with Peggy. After his business relationship with Rachel (Maggie Siff) takes an unforeseen turn, Don attends a party which further illuminates his increasing dissatisfaction with his present life. Guest stars: John Slattery, Alastair Duncan, Kristoffer Polaha, Anne Dudek, Darby Stanchfield Written by: Tom Palmer Directed by: Ed Bianchi

EPISODE 4 "New Amsterdam"

Pete's professional and personal lives become more complicated as he struggles to assert power in both. While facing pressure from his wife regarding a new apartment, he further alienates Don and endangers his own position at Sterling Cooper. Guest stars: John Slattery, Alison Brie, Robert Morse, Darby Stanchfield, Andy Umberger, Christopher Allport, Joe O'Connor, Randy Ogelsby Written by: Lisa Albert Directed by: Tim Hunter


After Don wins an award, his photo is featured in Advertising Age. Don must deal with the fallout as the photo brings back a past he isn't ready to confront. Ken (Aaron Staton) gets a short story published in The Atlantic Monthly, inciting jealousy among his colleagues and driving Pete to make an unorthodox request of his wife. Peggy overhears a startling conversation in the office and shares the secret with Joan. Guest stars: Alison Brie, Anne Dudek, Jay Paulson, Andy Hoff, Jim Abele Written by: Matthew Weiner Directed by: Lesli Glatter

EPISODE 6 "Babylon"

A taboo office romance is revealed. At a brainstorming session, Peggy proves to be more than a secretary, opening up new opportunities for her at Sterling Cooper. Meanwhile, Rachel faces her conflicted feelings for Don after he seeks out her advice on a new campaign. Guest stars: Joel Murray, Talia Balsam, Elizabeth Rice, Rebecca Creskoff, Irene Roseen, Ian Bohen Written by: Andre & Maria Jacquemetton Directed by: Andrew Bernstein

EPISODE 7 "Red in the Face"

Roger joins Don for an evening of dinner and drinking, during which Roger's behavior leads to a rift in their friendship. Though Don accepts his apology, there are further consequences for Roger. Pete faces trouble at home as he continues to struggle with the demands of his new marriage. Guest stars: Robert Morse, Anne Dudek, Darby Stanchfield, Andy Umberger, Kate Norby, Teddy Sears, Shayna Rose Written by: Bridget Bedard Directed by: Tim Hunter

EPISODE 8 "The Hobo Code"

Don is tormented as pieces of his secretive past begin to haunt him. Peggy's new success at work, and resulting boost in confidence, threaten her office relationship. Salvatore (Bryan Batt) gets a little too close with a client. Guest stars: Rosemarie Dewitt, Robert Morse, Alison Brie, Joel Murray, Crista Flanagan, Bruce French, Paul Keeley, Brian Klugman, Ian Bohen, Joseph Culp, Paul Schulze Written by: Chris Provenzano Directed by: Phil Abraham

EPISODE 9 "Shoot"

A rival ad agency courts Don, involving Betty in their attempt to lure him from Sterling Cooper. As the presidential campaign heats up, the agency looks for new ways to counter the latest Kennedy ads. Tempers flare over Peggy. Guest stars: John Slattery, Anne Dudek, Robert Morse, Andy Umberger, Crista Flanagan, H. Richard Greene, Dey Young, Nathan Anderson Written by: Chris Provenzano and Matthew Weiner Directed by: Paul Feig

EPISODE 10 "Long Weekend"

Don loses an account. Roger, stuck in the city for Labor Day weekend, attempts to cheer him up. Meanwhile, Joan has a night out on the town with her roommate. Guest stars: Talia Balsam, Robert Morse, Kate Norby, Elizabeth Rice, Megan Stier, Alexis Stier, John Walcutt, Scott Michael Morgan, Ryan Cutrona, Allan Miller Written by: Bridget Bedard and Andre & Maria Jacquemetton and Matthew Weiner Directed by: Tim Hunter

EPISODE 11 "Indian Summer"

Peggy is given a difficult assignment. Roger's work problems provide new opportunities for Don, and Pete grows more frustrated. Betty finds a new outlet for her growing dissatisfaction. Guest stars: Robert Morse, Talia Balsam, Joel Murray, Anne Dudek, Andy Umberger, Jay Paulson, Rebecca Creskoff, John Cullum, Aaron Hill, Adam Kaufman Written by: Tom Palmer and Matthew Weiner Directed by: Tim Hunter

EPISODE 12 "Nixon vs. Kennedy"

On election night, the Sterling Cooper staff pulls a rowdy all-nighter while watching the returns. Pete's ambitions cause him to directly challenge Don. Guest stars: Alison Brie, Robert Morse, Mark Moses, Troy Ruptash Written by: Lisa Albert & Andre & Maria Jacquemetton Directed by: Alan Taylor

EPISODE 13 "The Wheel"

As Thanksgiving approaches, Don's work responsibilities interfere with his domestic life. Peggy is given a new opportunity, provoking the ire of some of her colleagues. Betty makes a startling discovery. Guest stars: Alison Brie, Robert Morse, Anne Dudek, Kernan Shipka, Aaron Hart, Marten Holden Weiner, Andy Umberger, Mark Moses, Joe O'Connor, Sheila Shaw Written by: Matthew Weiner & Robin Veith Directed by: Matthew Weiner